Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 49
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ben I really wanted a challenge putting my deck stairs on
Executive Summary: Not quality, frustrating, but will do if you're up for a challenge to mending wood and doing some math.
The pieces arrived in two generally beat up boxes (delivery folks weren't pleased to drop it off).
I ordered 4, one of which was not like the others but could generally work around it. A couple of treads were 1/2" deeper than others but generally usable.
A couple of them looked like they ran unevenly through a table saw. About 1/16" was cut into a side. Again, not a deal breaker but certainly not quality.
There was an uneven edge to the bottom of the stringer. Again, nothing that can't be worked around if you're up to the challenge.
I then tried to attach the hangers to them and wound up splitting the wood straight through knocking a riser off. That's because the grains are parallel to the treads which, oddly enough, is where the nails drive into. So, a little pre-drilling before nailing on others and some mending tiles on the knocked off bits, and it's solid again.
So, if you're wondering why I didn't return them. Boxes were too beat up to re-use, I don't have a car to transport, and, before this experience I imagined this is always how it goes.
Now I've learned better: When in doubt, return it.
Thanks for the learning experience.
April 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jeremy69 ok shape...damaged
got it shipped and was damaged will be returning one stringer
March 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Poor Quality
The stairs are not cut consistently. The 10" cut on the stairs measured anywhere between 9.75" and 10.5". They also arrived very wet, had to let dry out for several days before they were paintable. Make your own, they will be better.
June 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Karod awful product
These stringers were awful.
The stairs were all jagged, looks like the saw blade may have even broke off a couple of times.
The cuts on these stairs was awful.
Somebody need to learn how to use a saw and HD really needs to make a template for these.
June 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ABCD Don't trust the description
The description says the riser height is 6 3/4" but it is actually 6 1/2". Maybe I got a bad batch but 1/4"
April 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ronb Treated Pine Stair Stringer
This stair stringer will be a real time saver on by step project. It was as advertised except that it wasn't cedar tone it was green treated.
April 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RH These stringers don't meet code.
Be absolutely sure to check local building codes before buying any stingers from HD. These stringers are made from 2X10s resulting in not enough wood between the back of the stringer and the tread/riser joint. They need to be made from 2X12's. I have to completely rebuild my stairs to pass inspection now. A huge loss of time and money as HD won't give the dimension of this most critical area. See attached photo. HD's stringers are about 4 1/2" in this area.
October 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by James Much easier than cutting your own.
I needed 7-step stringers for my new deck, so I had to buy the 8-step and cut one off. That's the only issue I had with these stringers. They were straight with only a couple small knots. They went up easily, taking deck screws well without predrilling and there was no splitting. They took the deck stain well and should last many years.
December 28, 2014